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Higher Achievement Outreach and Engagement
Higher Achievement’s mission is to close the opportunity gap during the pivotal middle school years by providing students with academic and social-emotional supports at a critical point in their development. By leveraging the power of communities, Our proven model provides a rigorous year-round learning environment, caring role models, and a culture of high expectations, resulting in college-bound scholars with the character, confidence, and skills to succeed. Higher Achievement seeks to build a world where every child’s promise and potential is realized, regardless of circumstances. We have invested deeply in what works – rigorous academic support and strong relationships with caring adults provided at just the right time in a young person’s academic, social, and emotional development. The multi-year program makes a measurable impact on student’s test scores, grades, social/emotional skills, and long-term success. Our program combines high expectations with high support — demanding academic work plus mentoring, skill-building, individual student achievement plans, and personal encouragement. On average, 95% of our scholars graduate from high school on time. Mentoring is the cornerstone of Higher Achievement programming. Each scholar works in small groups with volunteer mentors twice per week, receiving not only academic supports with their current classes, but also exposure to and coaching on college and career options for the future. Higher Achievement staff work to match mentors and scholars based on shared interests, creating connections and building relationships that last. These close relationships with caring adults lead to improved academic performance, better attitudes about school, higher educational aspirations, and enhanced self-esteem and self-confidence—social-emotional skills that are critical to high school and college success.
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Member Duties : Volunteer Recruitment Outcome(s): Recruit between 125-150 volunteers/mentors. Volunteer Onboarding and Training Outcome(s): Ensure that all volunteers/mentors have completed every step in the onboarding and training process and are placed at an Achievement Center in a timely manner. Study Hall Aide Management Outcome(s): Recruit between 30-50 high school and college age volunteers to assist in study hall throughout the Afterschool Academy.
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach ,  Education . 
Skills :
Youth Development ,  Communications ,  Recruitment ,  Community Organization ,  Team Work ,  General Skills ,  Public Speaking ,  Leadership ,  Education ,  Writing/Editing . 
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Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Higher Achievement Outreach and Engagement

Program Start/End Date
10/28/2019  -   10/28/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Associates degree (AA)

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MARYLAND   Washington/Baltimore  


Accepting Applications
From  05/08/2019  To  12/10/2020 

Contact Vena Carter
1500 Union Ave
Baltimore   MD   21211
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 89107